Amber Ferenz

Composer and Bassoonist

Amber Ferenz holding bassoon with colorful crayon background

I love to write from my heart. I’m deeply influenced by the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Being a bassoonist and sharing music making with other bassoonists inspired me to begin my composition journey by writing for our versatile and expressive instrument.

Upcoming Performances

At Glickman Popkin Bassoon Camp 2022:

May 30-June 9
Love Medicine 2, Ice Cream Truck 2, Tall Tales, Bullfrog Boogie, Festival! (bsn + contras version), Tales From the Grove

Concert & Dinner Event on The Mountain:

Premiere of “Tales From the Grove" on August 12

News & Updates

An official selection of the 2022 international Music by Women Festival, watch the performance of “These Four Directions”.

“Omg, Amber! The Ladies Reeding Society bassoons played through your Ice Cream Truck 2 last night and LOVED IT! ❤️❤️❤️ So much crazy fun!! We DOVE in and just loved the heck out of it.”
— Cassandra Bendickson, bassoonist
“Just played the ice cream truck with the gang from forrests music. cynthia hanson, the owner of forrests, says THAT ROCKED!!!! We absolutely loved it. Great arranging. Thank you for this gem.”
— Frank Casados, bassoonist
“Hey, I’ve decided to start my concert series “Music of Today” with works from the last 12 months. Can we feature the performance of your quartet? Even two movements [of Tall Tales] would be great!”
— Dr. Sasha Enegren, professor of bassoon at Middle Tennessee State University
“I enjoyed this moody, evocative music.”
— John Steinmetz, bassoonist, composer

Tales from the Grove

II. Leaves and Branches

Amber Ferenz, bassoon; Richard Blumenthal, piano

Unfinished Conversations

Staci Spring, bassoon; Nancy Johnston, piano

Published Works

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Available Now

“Tales From the Grove” for bassoon and piano, commissioned by Terry Ashley